London and Scotland Day 16
HOHO bus, Kelvingrove Museum, Meat Joint dinner
A handful of us had extended our stay by one night in Glasgow, and used the day, once again to travel around the city on the Hop On Hop Off bus. Our only destination today was arguably the number one tourist sight in Glasgow, the beautiful Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
A beautiful old building made of red sandstone, the inside is interestingly arranged into two sides— "living" and "expression".
The living side is an eclectic variety of exhibits including stuffed animals, fossils, clothes, weapons and more.
The expression side included a huge exhibit on Glasgow artists, architecture and history, French Impressionists and others.
A unique room about the effects of war which had Viking implements, armor and a section about the holocaust all in a row.
The only disappointment was that the most famous painting, Dali’s Christ of St. John of the Cross, was out on loan.
Found a little lunch restaurant across the street that was open ( it was Sunday, early afternoon) and had our soup and sandwich combo again. They DO know how to make good soup in Scotland!
We meandered home on the bus, did some final shopping ( yes,Wendy DID find her Halloween costume!) and reluctantly went home to finish packing.
We had made our final meal at the Meat Joint— it sounds like a barbecue place, but it is quite a nice elegant but extremely small restaurant. Ate with Cindy and Dale, fellow travelers and had steak and lamb. Farewell to Glasgow.